Theory of design collisions of form


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  • Theory of design collisions of form

    1. 1. Theory Of Design Collision Of Forms
    2. 2. FORMAL COLLISIONS OF GEOMETRY FORMS When two forms differing in geometry or orientation collide and interpenetrate each other’s boundaries , each will complete for visual supremacy and dominance. The two forms can subvert their individual identities and merge to create a new composite form. One of the two form can receive the other totally within its volume The Two forms can retain their individual identities and share the interlocking portions of their volumes. The Two forms can separate and be linked by third element that recalls the geometry of one of the original forms
    3. 3. FORMAL COLLISIONS OF GEOMETRY FORMS Forms differing in geometry or orientation may be incorporate into single organization •To accommodate or accentuate the different requirement of interior space •To carve a well defined volume of space form a building form • To inflect a space towards a specific feature of the building site •To generate a composite form that incorporates the contrasting geometries into central organization • To express the functional or symbolic importance of form or space within its context
    4. 4. FORMAL COLLISIONS OF GEOMETRY FORMSForms differing in geometry or orientation may be incorporate into single organization •To express and articulate the various constructional / mechanical systems that exist within a building form •To reinforce a local symmetry in the building form •To respond to contrasting geometries of site’s topography , vegetation , edges or adjacent structures •To acknowledge an already existing path of movement through a building site
    5. 5. ARTICULATION OF FORMS Articulation = the manner in which surface of form come together to define its shape and volume • Differentiating adjacent surface with a change of material , color , texture, or pattern •Developing the corner as distinct linear element independent of surfaces •Removing the corner to physically separate adjacent planes • lighting the form to create sharp distinctions of light and dark at its corners
    6. 6. CORNERS •CORNER defines meeting of two planes if the two planes simply touch • introducing a separate and distinct element that is independent of surfaces it joins • opening at corner , de-emphasizes the corner , weakens form volume , emphasizes the planer qualities of the surfaces • A volume of space in created to replace the corner . Deteriorates the corner , allow the interior space to leak outward . • Emphasizes the continuity of form’s surfaces , the compactness of volume and softness of contour.
    7. 7. CORNERS Corner Detail, Izumo Shrine, Shimane Prefecture, Japan,  A.D. 717 (last rebuilt in 1744). Extended corners :   Defining and Expressing the meeting of elements
    8. 8. CORNERS Johnson Wax Building  Racine , Wisconsin , by Frank Lloyd Wright  1950 Rounded corners :  Emphasizing continuity of surface , compactness  of volume and softness of form 
    9. 9. CORNERS Einstein Tower in Potsdam, Germany was  built by architect Eric Mendelsohn between  1920-1921 Rounded corners :  Emphasizing continuity of surface , compactness  of volume and softness of form 
    10. 10. CORNERS the Basilica, Vicenza,  Italy, by Andrea Palladio   Articulated corners : independent of the adjoining planes 
    11. 11. CORNERS the Basilica, Vicenza, Italy, by Andrea Palladio   Articulated corners : independent of the adjoining planes 
    12. 12. CORNERS commonwealth promenade apartments chicago 1953  mies van der rohe   Articulated corners : independent of the adjoining planes 
    13. 13. CORNERS Architectural design study : 1923 van  doesburg and van Esteren  Opening at corners : independent of the adjoining planes  Falling water : Kaufmann Residence  1953  Frank Llyod Wright
    14. 14. CORNERS Kaufmann desert house : Plam springs  california 1946 , Richard Neutra  Opening at corners : independent of the adjoining planes 
    15. 15. SURFACE ARTICULATION OF FORMS • A plane shape can be articulated by contrasting the colors of the surface and the surrounding field . • A frontal view reveals the true shape of the plane ; oblique views distort it • Elements of know size within a plane’s visual field can aid our perception of its size and scale • Texture of plane’s surface together with its color will affect its visual weight , scale and light reflective qualities • The shape and perception of plane can be distorted or exaggerated by layering an optical pattern over its surface
    16. 16. SURFACE ARTICULATION Surface color texture and pattern affecting the visual weight of form and articulation of its planes Vincent street flats : london 1928 : Sir Edwin Lutyens
    17. 17. SURFACE ARTICULATION Surface color texture and pattern affecting the visual weight of form and articulation of its planes PALAZZO MEDICI RICCARDI : Florence 1444-60 Michelozzi
    18. 18. Subdivision of a Ground Sheet by Lines. Student Work. Composition
    19. 19. Brick Country House Plan. Mies van der Rohe
    20. 20. References  Architecture: Form, Space & Order, Francis Ching, ISBN 0- 442-21535-5  Elements of Architecture, Pierre Von Meiss, ISBN 0-747- 60014-7  Ordering Systems: An introduction to Architectural Design, Edward T. White, Architectural Media, University of Arizona.  Principles of Form and Design, Wucius Wong, ISBN 0-442- 01405-8  The Good House: Contrast as a Design Tool, Max Jacobson, Murray Silverstein, Barbara Winslow, ISBN 0-942391-05-5